Posts Tagged ‘Fiji elections’

Fiji elections – Exercise your political responsibility says Archbishop Peter

Monday, October 8th, 2018

A general election is taking place in Fiji on 14 November. The archbishop of Suva says he does not intend to inform Catholics who they should vote for or vote against. In a posting on the Archdiocese of Suva’s Facebook page, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong said the Church’s role is to help Catholics form their Read more

Archbishop Chong congratulates Fiji nation and Bainimarma

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong says the Catholic Church wishes to congratulates Fiji as a nation for returning to parliamentary rule. He also said “We congratulate Frank Bainimarama for leading us to elections and for his party’s election victory.” Archbishop Peter made this statement, as Fiji celebrated the 44th-year of independence last Friday. Read more

Fiji: Methodist Church pledges full support

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Following the conclusion of the election which was preceded by a controversial letter currently causing a rift between the new administration and the Methodist Church in Fiji, the church has expressed its willingness to work with the elected government. The reaction came in the wake of a response by the Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Read more

Bainimarama says he will govern for all Fijians

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Fiji’s former military ruler was sworn in as the South Pacific nation’s elected leader on Monday. The new democratically elected Prime Minister of Fiji Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama says he intends to govern for all Fijians. This was his message to about 4000 party supporters who attended the FijiFirst inter-faith thanksgiving church service at Read more

10 things you need to know about Fiji’s new electoral system

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

With the first Fiji general election since the 2006 coup less than three weeks away, it is important to understand Fiji’s new electoral system. The Catholic Church in Fiji has been conducting workshops for Catholic politicians. Head of Catholic Church, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong says it is the church’s role to train politicians to have an Read more

New Methodist leader: Church must adapt to secular state

Friday, August 29th, 2014

The newly elected president of Fiji’s Methodist Church says the church needs to be more realistic about modern day Fiji. The Reverend Tevita Nawadra Banivanua, believes the church has prepared itself to work in a secular state nation as set out in the Constitution. Nawadra was elected the church’s president on Monday. He told the Read more

Bainimarama is bold because he knows God is leading him

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The prime minister of Fiji, rear admiral Voreqe Bainimarama  is bold because he knows God is leading him, says newly appointed military commander Brigadier General Mosese Tikoitoga. He made the statement during a visit to the Sukanaivalu Barracks in Labasa on 27 March. Speaking in the iTaukei language, Tikoitoga said a lot of trying situations Read more

Methodist Church will stay neutral

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Methodist church communications secretary Reverend James Bhagwan says his church was impartial and does not endorse any political parties. Bhagwan said the church would stay neutral and it should not be seen to be favouring anyone. “But at the same time we are pastorally speaking to our members, encouraging them to pray before each major Read more

Fiji churches vow to speak with one voice in lead up to elections

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

At least nine Christian denominations in Fiji have agreed to work together on a joint calendar of peace messages and peace building initiatives leading up to the 2014 elections. This resolution comes at the conclusion of the World Association of Christian Communication (WACC) Pacific Communications Rights for Peace symposium held in Suva last week. The Read more

Archbishop Chong outlines Church’s role in Fiji

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Three days after taking office Archbishop Chong has been speaking about the Catholic Church’s role in Fiji. He says the church should not get involved in party politics, but rather communicate through God’s values of love, peace and justice. Chong said the church could help society in a teaching role; helping to form the mind Read more